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The Giraffe

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Director Ahmed Magdy’s debut feature film.
A film that delves into the lives of a group of independent women and monitors their way of life.
The film addressed the issue of the Giza Zoo giraffe poetically.
Highly acclaimed by many Arab critics, including Essam Zakaria and Mohammed Rouda.
The Giraffe  Poster
2018/ Egypt75 min/ Drama, Fantasy
Original Title
La Ahad Honak
Through the streets of the city that are void of all but its ghosts, Ahmed is lost and depleted of faith. Tonight, he must save a girl he doesn’t know by getting her enough money to have an abortion. Ahmed is swallowed into the madness of the city as he embarks on a surreally journey where he finds himself involved with an eccentric group of young people lead by an enigmatic girl who is trying to uncover the mystery behind the Giraffe hidden at the zoo.
Amr Hosny
Shaza Moharam
Haydi Koussa
Salma Hassan
Rasha Magdy
Mohammed El Badawy
Osama Gawish
Screenwriter: Ahmed Magdy
DOP: Ahmed Magdy
Editor: Essam Ismail
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Production Company(ies)
Garage Art Production
Utaco Digital Film
Fig Leaf Studio
Ahmed Magdy
Mahmoud Lutfy
Mark Lutfy
Mahmoud Eissa
film festivals
film festivals Festival International du Film Transsaharien de Zagora, Morocco
film festivals Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Cairo Cinema Days, Egypt
film festivals Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Beirut Women Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Goethe Film Week, Alexandria, Egypt
"The Giraffe is the film of the year. With its fascinating sequence, discerning visual language and innovative style, it represents a nearly untapped experience that is rarely met with success in Egyptian cinema." - Film Critic Mohamed Rouda